I decorated my basement mantel with decorations I had lying around from years past. I love bright red for Christmas and definitely feel like it fits in better with the decor downstairs. I did want to freshen it up with a banner, and I had these gorgeous glitter letters from My Mind’s Eye.
I created this banner with the same process I used for my star banner a few weeks ago. This time I used these gorgeous book pages from an old copy of Heidi that my kids had already torn a few pages from.
To keep everything in place for sewing, I used just a few little dabs of glue from my glue runner.
On each end, I folded the ribbon over, and tacked it down with more glue.
Once I had all the flags tacked with glue, I ran the whole thing slowly through the sewing machine.
And then placed it on my mantel.
Then I folded and glued them with my Ad tech permanent glue runner to create a scallop banner.
I placed that across the whole mantel to finish off the look. The stockings are from Pottery barn, and the garland is one that I have used before from Joanne Fabric & Craft. I wrapped it in some gorgeous burlap ribbon that I bought on clearance after Christmas last year, also from Pottery Barn.
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